Report: Victor Osimhen bids farewell to Napoli in Lecce clash amid Chelsea links

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Super Eagles attacker Victor Osimhen has reportedly bid farewell to SSC Napoli fans following the club’s final Serie A game against U.S. Lecce, reports.

The Nigerian striker joined Napoli from LOSC Lille in 2020 and has established himself as a formidable force, scoring 76 goals and making 18 assists in his 133 appearances for the club.

According to veteran Nigerian journalist Lolade Adewuyi, the 25-year-old attacker may have said his goodbyes to the Neapolitan fans in their final Serie A clash at the Diego Maradona Stadium.

“Victor Osimhen has played his last match for Napoli, all things being equal. After leading the team to their first title in 33 years last season, he bids farewell as we all await the big destination announcement. This summer transfer window will be interesting,” Adewuyi wrote on his X (formerly Twitter) page.

Osimhen played 26 minutes in the scoreless draw against Lecce, unable to change Napoli’s fate as they finished 10th in the Serie A standings and missed out on European championship qualification for next season.

The Super Eagles star has been heavily linked with a move away from Diego Maradona Stadium, with Chelsea reportedly keen to secure his signature to bolster their squad for the next season.

Earlier reports suggest that Osimhen has a pre-agreement with the Stamford Bridge outfit and is eager to pursue his dream of playing in the English Premier League, rather than returning to Ligue 1, where Paris Saint-Germain has shown interest.

While Osimhen’s camp has not yet commented on the speculation surrounding his move, the upcoming summer transfer window is highly anticipated as fans watch to see who will leave Naples.